Conor Daly Claims Victory In India

Conor Daly (center) celebrates on the podium after winning in India on Sunday.
Conor Daly (center) celebrates on the podium after winning in India on Sunday.

GREATER NOIDA, India- American Conor Daly won round five of the MRF Challenge 2012 Championship being run at the Buddh Int’l Circuit on Sunday morning.

Having qualified on the pole during the weekend’s only qualifying session on Friday, Daly took command of the race right from start, pulling away to a three second cushion when the pace car took control of the field during an accident clean up.

When the race restarted Daly pulled away from the field winning by 3.4 seconds and scoring maximum championship points.

The grid positions for round six on Sunday afternoon saw the top six finishers from race five inverted, putting Daly sixth off the start line. While challenging for third place with two laps to go Daly and British driver, Hector Hurst made contact and both cars were eliminated.

Daly’s points haul for the weekend vaulted him into second place in the championship just one point behind the leader, Jordan King.

The next rounds of the championship will be held in January 2013 at the Madras Motor sports Club, in Chennai, India.

The MRF Challenge 2012 is a new racing series that will be held between October and February. The opening rounds of this series were held on Oct. 27-28 as the support race for Formula One India Grand Prix.